Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät III - Sprachenzentrum
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg


In the winter semester of 2023-24 our Deutschkurse 1 - 8 (level A1.1-B2.2) will all be taught on campus (in-class teaching).

Courses will start w/c on October, 16.

Additonal courses (Themenkurse): Conversation (A1/A2) and Pronunciation Training (B2-C1) will start one week later, w/c on October, 23.

For more information please see our current course programme

Online registration

All new participants must register here between September, 1 – 27 and take our online Placement test on October, 5 at 10am on Stud.IP. This also counts for participants who's last German language course at our Language Centre or who's participation in our Placement test is more than one year ago (before October 2022). Complete beginners must also register here but are not supposed to take the Placement test.

You will receive more information about the Placement test once you have registered. Please note that there will be no further dates.

Please note also that we cannot admit new external participants (not enrolled or not working at CvO Universität Oldenburg or affiliated institutes) except refugees with a proof of refugee status.

If your participation in one of our German language courses or in our Placement test is not longer than one year ago (not before October 2022) you can sign up yourself directly on Stud.IP between September, 1 and October, 3 for a corresponding course at your level. In this case you are not supposed to register here.

Please note that it is not possible to skip a level.

Online registration


Participants who are not enrolled at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg must pay a course fee according to the official scale of fees. The fee for our Deutschkurse 1-8 is 100,- Euros and the fee for the Themenkurse (courses for special purposes) amounts 32,- Euros. Moreover, participants who do not have access to Stud.IP must apply for acceptance as a ‘guest student’ (Gasthörer/in) at the Centre for Lifelong Learning. This incurs an additional fee up to 120 Euros. Please do not apply for the guest studentship until you get admission to one of our courses. 

German courses during the semester

Our German courses in the semester are aimed at:

  • International students (exchange, degree seeking and PhD students)
  • International researchers (guest researchers) and university stuff
  • Refugees interested in university studies (2 places each level) can participate as guest students

German courses A1.1–B2.2

The Language Centre offers German courses at levels A1.1–B2.2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The courses take place from October to February (winter semester) and from April to July (summer semester). Courses take place for 6 credit hours each week over a period of 14 weeks. Successful completion of the course is worth 9 ECTS credits.

German courses

Additional courses

During the lecture period, language courses on different topics are offered in addition to the regular German courses. These courses have a duration of 12 weeks with 2 credit hours per week (24 credit hours in total). Successful completion of the course is worth 3 ECTS credits.

Additional courses

Course information

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